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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You might want to : Try magnesium supplements and get evaluated for an orthotic.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Potassium: Potassium comes in 10 mEq tabs. The usual daily replacement dose is 20-40 mEq/day. Usually magnesium is also low and needs to be repleted, too. Talk t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
Maybe magnesium: Most people are deficient in magnesium, and very low levels can cause muscle cramping and irritable 'spazy' muscles. Best to get a magnesium product w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Mandatory: The heart requires a normal potassium level to generate transmembrane potentials necessary for normal cardiac conduction. In other words, potassium th ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Reznick
50 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Sodium citrate makes the urine alkaline it doesnt kill germs but helps reduce the size of stones to clear them from the bladder.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Essential cation: Magnesium's easy to get in your diet; chlorophyll (the green stuff in plants) is based around it. You need it to make the insides of your cells work. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
NSAIDs: Advil, motrin, alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) are all useful from menstrual cramps.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Safe: It's safe, but not so effective. Try stretching before bed and make sure you're well hydrated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Hydration, stretch: In general, keep hydrated, electrolyte balance, stretch the muscles and tendons regularly. If it is excessive cramping and spasms, get checked out by ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sodium citrate use: Sodium citrate is an alkalinizing agent. That make the urine less acidic. The answer is too long to show here. Go to this link for more information ab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no value for cramps, GI or menstrual.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cheese has more cal: Also yogurt has mor calcium than milk. Tums (calcium carbonate) has a lot of calcium. Mind you, much calcium intake has its problems of increasing kid ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Potassium : Potassium levels in the blood should be with normal limits for the heart. High or low potassium can cause rhythm problems with the heart which could ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cramps: Depending on severity of cramps & if ok with your doctor, safest is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as motrin, if not allergic to it.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Whitaker
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Psyllium: Psyllium fiber, 30 grams a day.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Doesn't affect sodium or magnesium magnesium is available otc, but it usually not necessary if you eat a fairly health diet.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many things: The majority of americans are deficient in magnesium. Low magnesium can cause or aggravate muscle spasms, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, migrain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: I am not aware of bananas being helpful for an under active thyroid. They help with minor potassium deficiencies.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Harrington
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes in people at risk, quinine can cause kidney problems. Chronic high doses can decrease the flow through the kidneys and cause damage, which can be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gatorade Myths: Nope. If it were it would not be available on the market for purchase.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
See previous answers: Check out https://www.Healthtap.Com/#topics/does-pomegranate-cause-constipation. Another source (http://goo.Gl/ywlflm) says there's insufficient evide ... Read More

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